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I have a 2007 saturn ion. Never had an issue prior. I pulled…

Hi I have a 2007...
Hi I have a 2007 saturn ion. Never had an issue prior. I pulled in my driveway shut it off, when to start the next day, and lights come on, no crank, no start. We have replaced the battery, the starter, thr ignition switch, tested fuses, the relay switch. We are at a loss...and our mechanic works at a shop and still cant diagnose it even with his stores tools.
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It sounds to me like the BCM could be an issue if the ignition switch has been replaced. This is is very common! The BCM could be bad, it may need to be reflashed or it may be missing a power and or ground preventing it from coming on. There was a TSB released by GM about this. It is TSB # 04-08-45-005D. What happens is when the key is rotated from run to the start position, there is a voltage signal sent to the BCM that goes through the pass lock sensor resistor in the ignition switch. This voltage signal may be bad or get interrupted when going from run to start that the BCM interprets as a failure in the pass lock system and disables the starting circuit. This TSB is instructing the technician to verify that the ignition switch has been replaced at least once using P/N 10392423. (if not, replace it). After replacement of the ignition switch or replacement and reprogramming of the BCM, perform the 30-Minute Learn Procedure. If the problem continues, replace the BCM with the latest part number and flash/program it as needed and that will do the trick!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Our mechanic replaced the ignition switch and he did the 30 minute learning procedure...still nothing...i believe he did it with a tool from his shop, should we try the other way?

No, I would go after the BCM next.

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